Ghana’s youth and sports minister, Isaac Asiamah, has made an interesting revealation during the Meet the Press in Accra on Tuesday solely on the state of sports in the country.
According to the Atwima Mponua member of parliament, the previous ministers in that sector under the watch of the past government, embezzled funds and left behind huge debts which has made his tenure a bit frustrating.
“I am sorry to report to you that we met a negative balance of ¢51 million, that is the debt we inherited… There was nothing at the Ministry of Youth and Sports,” Hon Asiamah said.
“All these things that have been able to happen are through creative minds that’s what has happened here. So if we have been able to achieve a lot, that is why I am grateful to my able lieutenants, they are creative people and they are helping us to achieve a lot at the Ministry of Youth and Sports”.
He added: “As it’s said, you come and fix challenge, so we are fixing the challenge through creative means.”
Asiamah succeeded Nii Lantey Vanderpuye after New Patriotic Party won the 2016 general elections.
According to AshesGyamera sources, the figure quoted by the minister has a lot of weight but, majority of the debts incurred date back to contracts awarded during Ghana’s hosting of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, since subsequent governments and ministers failed to settle the debtors.